Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

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KwhyChang Veteran Member • Posts: 5,708
Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

I  use:

Canon 24-105 with Metabones adapter

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2

Zeiss 50mm f2 Planar T* ZM

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Sony Alpha a7
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djp58 Regular Member • Posts: 351
Nikon 20mm f4; OM 21mm f3.5 & new Zeiss 35mm f2.8

should be fun on the A7R when it arrives, though looking forward to many others also!

David

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Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM w/Metabones MB-EF-E-BM3 Adapter
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM w/Metabones MB-EF-E-BM3 Adapter
  • Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
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Arashi1987 New Member • Posts: 15
Re: Nikon 20mm f4; OM 21mm f3.5 & new Zeiss 35mm f2.8

so far
Manual lens - CG45,90
Auto - Sigma 35 1.4

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Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2

Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

Minolta MC Rokkor 58mm f/1.2

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IdealCamera Regular Member • Posts: 146
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

Zeiss 55/1.8

Nikkor 5cm/1.4 ltm

Super Takumar 85mm/1.9

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dazedproductions Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

Top 3 for me
Zeiss sonnar 50mm f1.5
Leica summicron 90mm(preasph)
Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 sc

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OP KwhyChang Veteran Member • Posts: 5,708
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

IdealCamera wrote:

Zeiss 55/1.8

Nikkor 5cm/1.4 ltm

Super Takumar 85mm/1.9

One of the reasons I posted this question was out of a curiosity of other lenses that people might be using. After all, with adapters, you can use most any lens.

Curious about the Nikkor. Have you used it much?

Interesting. So far you're the only one who's planning to use a Sony FE lens. I'm looking forward to reviews.

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Lisa O Senior Member • Posts: 2,505
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

35 FE

55 FE

24-70 ZFE

but since I only have the 35 right now...

Zeiss 50 2.0 ZM

Contax G 90

Try Contax 21 for B&W

Perhaps a Nikon 105 2.5

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Steverunner Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

Zeiss 55/1.8

Zeiss 35 2.8

Last one .... Hmmmm not sure perhaps a 70-200 FE would be great..... Waiting for it

brudy Senior Member • Posts: 1,510
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

KwhyChang wrote:

I use:

Canon 24-105 with Metabones adapter

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2

Zeiss 50mm f2 Planar T* ZM

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Dave

We're quite similar.

Zeiss 50/2 planar ZM

CV 35/1.2

Cv 15/4.5 (we'll see how this does, I'm not hopeful)

Canon 24L

Canon 85 1.8

(other assorted Canon lenses)

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Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

Canon 5200mm f/14

Zeiss APO Sonnar T* 1700mm f/4

Lensbaby

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KwhyChang wrote:

Mine A7 just arrived yesterday, and I've only had a couple of hours to play with it in the evening, but from my current kit I can already see myself using the following:

  • Sony 10-18/4
  • Voigtlaender 35/1.2
  • Nikkor 85/1.4 AIS

The one I'm most surprised about is how well the Sony 10-18 works. At 12mm it fills the frame and I think will require minimal cropping (maybe 5-10%) to get sharpness back to the far corners. Vignetting also not as bad as I thought it'd be, even at 4.0 and 5.6. Effectively it becomes an ultralight full frame 14mm.  I will post some samples when I get a chance.

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OP KwhyChang Veteran Member • Posts: 5,708
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

Lisa O wrote:

35 FE

55 FE

24-70 ZFE

but since I only have the 35 right now...

Zeiss 50 2.0 ZM

Contax G 90

Try Contax 21 for B&W

Perhaps a Nikon 105 2.5

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So you decided to pick up a Contax G 90 for your long solution?

Be interested how that works out.

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OP KwhyChang Veteran Member • Posts: 5,708
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

Rob Sims wrote:

KwhyChang wrote:

Mine A7 just arrived yesterday, and I've only had a couple of hours to play with it in the evening, but from my current kit I can already see myself using the following:

  • Sony 10-18/4
  • Voigtlaender 35/1.2
  • Nikkor 85/1.4 AIS

The one I'm most surprised about is how well the Sony 10-18 works. At 12mm it fills the frame and I think will require minimal cropping (maybe 5-10%) to get sharpness back to the far corners. Vignetting also not as bad as I thought it'd be, even at 4.0 and 5.6. Effectively it becomes an ultralight full frame 14mm. I will post some samples when I get a chance.

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Very interesting results with the Sony. Thanks for sharing.

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jkspepper Contributing Member • Posts: 636
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Zeiss C-Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM (am using)

Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF (will be using)

- as yet unknown UWA - (want to use)

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SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 5,898
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

Only 3, huh.. well...

Realistically:

FD 55/1.2 SSC Aspherical

FD 85/1.2L

The kit 28-70 OSS

But I have a bunch of other lenses that will get time on there too.

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Lisa O Senior Member • Posts: 2,505
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

KwhyChang wrote:

Lisa O wrote:

35 FE

55 FE

24-70 ZFE

but since I only have the 35 right now...

Zeiss 50 2.0 ZM

Contax G 90

Try Contax 21 for B&W

Perhaps a Nikon 105 2.5

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So you decided to pick up a Contax G 90 for your long solution?

Be interested how that works out.

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Well I actually had it, but it is not the easiest lens to focus.

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jkspepper wrote:

Zeiss C-Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM (am using)

Same here. Can't wait to see it in all its glory!

Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF (will be using)

Zeiss Makro Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF.2 .. kind of similar.

- as yet unknown UWA - (want to use)

Same again. Maybe the Samyang 14mm, maybe the Zeiss wide angle zoom on the roadmap, or maybe I will just stick with the 10-18mm.

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djp58 Regular Member • Posts: 351
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It's much easier to focus with the AF adapter set to MF.  I tried 3 different MF adapters and didn't really like any of them.

David

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